Tuesday, February 25, 2020

V is for Vandetta: 1973 Volkswagen Beetle Kit

While I've personally never joined the aircooled VW club, I've always thought the correct way to do it is with something like a customized or kit-car style Beetle.  I don't have anything against the roly poly shape of the type 1...but I feel that something like a Boonie Bug or a Sterling would be more attractive...but today we've got the perfect combination of Beetle front end and 70s spaceship tail. Find this 1973 Volkswagen Beetle Vandetta Kit offered for $5500 in Malibu, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1973 VW Custom Kit Car
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
delivery available
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
paint color: custom

size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: sedan
1973 VW Type one (1) Sedan , with Type three (3) engine with dual carbs…
Original "Vandetta" , kit car featured in the 1973 Popular mechanics.
Title is clear and registration is current and in hand ...Car runs fast and loud (Straight Pipes) , seats two , sleeps one..
Recently bought as a project tow-car for my RV..

Sale includes; new battery , new tow bar , new magnetic tow lights , Four original wide aluminum slot mags with tires and hardware … Currently on more conservative rims and tires
Moving to Vermont , cant take 9 vehicles with me...

Listing at a big lose..$5,500 or see at Pomona swap meet this weekend , for $6,500 

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  1. You would probably look like less of a tool driving this than yesterday's Fiero Ferrari.

  2. For a '70s van thing, the paint and interior show shocking levels of restraint. I'd expected the interior to be full of orange shag carpet.

    1. Good point. I hope the next owner loves some shag carpet and nekkid lady murals.


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